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Obasanjo hosts Chibok girls’ parents, says ‘put your confidence in God’

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Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, enjoined the parents of the remaining abducted Chibok girls to put their confidence in God with absolute hope that He would grant the release of their children from captivity.

Mr Obasanjo made the charge while playing host to parents of the abducted school girls at his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The meeting was facilitated by the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, which is chaired by Mr Obasanjo.

Responding, the parents commended the former president and called on influential personalities, world over, to support the Nigerian government in rescuing their daughters from captivity.

The 30-member delegation described the trauma of the kidnap as unbearable and pleaded with the former president to use his influence to secure the girls release.

The leader of the delegation, Yakubu Nkeki, said: “Today, Saturday, March 24, students around America and the world are raising their voices against violence in schools. They are tired of seeing their classmates killed and living in fear.

“We, the Chibok parents, express our solidarity with all other parents affected by shootings, killings and kidnappings in schools in Nigeria and elsewhere.

“We join the students in their demands for a safe place to learn. We believe these peaceful voices will galvanise action by the government and political leaders to protect students, ensure safe school policies are implemented, and ensure access to education without fear of violence.”

Mr Nkeki added: “The meeting with President Obasanjo is one of several to seek advice and garner support to free our daughters. Witnessing the happy return of the Dapchi girls has renewed our hope that we will soon be reunited with our daughters.


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